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#880327 05/12/22 12:11 am
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sometimes things are not what they seem...my pal calvin kept saying his 78 T140 had developed spark knock jingling sound it lives in my garage so one fine day about two weeks ago i decided to shine the chrome,,,,,,,,,discovered one of the chrome plates screw/bolt things that holds front fender to brace had come loose due to nylon washer crumbling...i thumped at it and heard jingling noise....new bolts/washers cured the 'preignition blues" last week i was riding my 68 BSA A65 ...heard chingling sound was it preignition? was it gas tank trim strip? Nope. what could it be...loose bolt the holds fender to fork leg....tightened it up with a drop of blue loctite and that preignition went silent too......well i just wanted to share that and add that sounds on these old motorsickles can be pretty strange sometimes as if you dont know it already


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Raf I been chasing one like that on a 69 Firebird for 30 years. You've inspired me, gonna get back to it, start at the fender.

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90% of carb and electrical problems are the front fender? I never would have thought of that one!

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There's those sounds then the ones I imagine whenever the bike rpm harmonic changes. "Is that my helmet visor snap, or the horn bracket coming loose?"
"Is that the upper end?"


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A few years ago I went for a ride on my BMW with the Vintage Motor Cycle Club. It took me a while to get used to hearing assorted alarming mechanical noises that always turned out to be caused by some venerable but noise-generating motorcycle of a past era sneaking up on me.


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One of our club members had a sound in his 1969 Firebird which sounded for all the world like pre-ignition, but it wasn't just doing it under load.
That one turned out to be loose tank badge screws letting the badge vibrate against the tank.

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A loose oil tank mounting bolt on an A65 makes a weird noise, kind of a hum or a howl - it took me a while to find that one.


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On a ride one day engine developed a severe rattle at specific revs. Back off and it would go away. I was about 200 miles into a 3 day ride Sh*t!

Found the lower front mudgard stay had a broken bracket at the back on one side. Amazing how a cable tie fixed that engine rattle.


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